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to "bay area focus," i'm susan sikoran. may, president obama said he supported marriage equality for same-sex couples. will this impact the upcoming election? what is the status in california on same-sex marriage and what other priorities are ahead? for insight, we welcome back attorney kate kendall, the executive director of nclr, the national center for lesbian rights headquartered here in san francisco. welcome back, good to see you. >> great to be back. >> let's be clear. sometimes people get a title and it washes them over quickly. national, you mean with problems, legal problems and issues for the entire country here from-from-san francisco. >> that's right. we're based here. this is where we were founded in 1977, and we do work now all over the country representing the entire specto rum of the lesbian, gay, transsexual and gender community. >> let's start with the marriage issue. >> sure. >> it feels like a straight wound watching this back and forth and back and forth and it's different in this state. what is the status right now? >> it's really thinking. -- interesting. i think y
this evening. campaign 2012 tonight with president obama and governor romney's third and final debate. already according to the polls, there is a clear winner. cbs 5 reporter grace lee heads up our coverage tonight. grace? >> reporter: dana, we view been tracking the perceived win -- we have been tracking the perceived winner. the second victory was given to the president, but this time around, the president dominated again,53% said they thought president obama won, 23% believe mitt romney was the winner, and 24% say it was a tie. and while it was suppose to be all about foreign affairs, both brought up domestic policies repeatedly. >> reporter: it was the final debate. >> and now, we cannot kill our way out of this mess. >> governor romney, i'm glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest political threat facing america, you said russia. not al qaeda, you said russia. and the 1980s are now calling it for their foreign policy bank. because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> i have clear eyes on this. i'm not going to
barack obama's presidential campaign. >> and let's seize that opportunity and vote for barack obama for a more hopeful world. >> i'm looking forward to my first job. >> reporter: he celebrated his 88th birthday by going sky diving the first time. >> i feel great. [ laughter ] >> reporter: he didn't do it just for the thrill. mcgovern said he made the jump to raise awareness of world hunger. susan macinnis, cbs news, washington. >> with the election more than two weeks away, the presidential candidates are getting ready for their final showdown tomorrow as the third and final debate. president obama and mitt romney busy studying right now while their running mates are campaigning in the must-win states and in florida yesterday, and paul ryan in pennsylvania and ohio. polls show president obama in the lead in most of the swing states but romney is gaping ground. for now, both candidates are in seclusion preparing for tomorrow night's final debate in boca raton, florida. can you watch that live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 and on cbs ff.com. >>> in the local front, the state's political front
looking for a good job? >> reporter: president obama and vice president joe biden also visited ohio, touting their rescue of general motors. one in 8 jobs in ohio is tied to the auto industry. >> engines are roar at full throttle, with nearly 250,000 new jobs. >> reporter: the president said his plan for recovery is already working. >> unemployment level has fallen to the lowest level since i took office. our assembly lines are humming again, our heros are coming home! >> reporter: both president obama and mitt romney have rallies scheduled in iowa and nevada, their running mates will again focus on ohio. >>> this was one of the worst days for the stock market this year. underwhelming corporate earnings reports are rattling ininvestors. dupont, 3m, ups, did not meet their revenue expectations. here is the result. the dow fell to its lowest level in four months, sinking 243 points. >>> well, the world series could mean a home run for the bay area's economy. we look at how people are spending and preparing for the championship. >> reporter: there are sprucing up willie mays plaza,
in that horrible situation of rape, then it is something that god intended to happen. >> president obama said the comments don't make any sense. john mccain has pulled his endorsement for now. but murdock refuses to apologize. grace lee explains that puts his most high-profile supporter in an awkward position. >> reporter: as mitt romney jets among swing states in the final days before the election, he's also taking a step away from a senate candidate mired in controversy. >> this is that issue that every credit -- >> reporter: richard murdock is running for senate in indiana, and people are focused on his comment about rape and abortion. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: hours later, murdock was apologizing but that his comments were misunderstood. >> i don't think god wants rape. i don't think he wants that at all. because rape is evil. i abhor evil. >> reporter: it is an awkward position fiduciary romney, he -- he endorsed murdock in august. >> i'm something richard murdock for senate. >> rep
the battleground states. brb and mitt romney have cover -- president obama and mitt romney have covered ten 10,000 miles in just a few days. they're going back to the big issue to seal the deal. >> this election is there for a big choice and america wants to see big changes and we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> we can't afford to go back to the same policies that got us into the mess we have to stick with the policies to get us out of the mess. >> president obama has already cast his ballot and made history in chicago this afternoon as the first sitting president to vote early. >> california governor jerry brown is making a last ditch effort for prop 30. it finds the education measure is struggling to reach 50% of support. 8% are undecided. grace leon how the governor is trying a new measure. >> that's why i am spending every day that i can between now and the election going around asking people to vote yes on 30. >> make no mistake, it is not easy, not easy at all for businesses to support a tax increase. >> with the support of of the bay area council t
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are getting ready for final debate more than 24 hours from now. what they are doing to make sure they have the right answers. >> from the strike -- why it took her two days to realize what it was. democratic candidate for president in 19-72 -- has d. >>> former senator who is the democratic candidate for president in 1972 has died. a decorated world war ii hero was a fierce opponent because he knew firsthand what war could be. he tried to make the water gate scandal but the liberal could not escape mistakes in his own campaign. he was 90. tomorrow is the last day to register to vote for next month's election and tomorrow's also the final time we'll see the presidential candidates square off in a debate. daniel tells us it's all about foreign policy. >> mitt romney took a break in florida to watch staffers take on the media in a flag football game. said he had strategy for victory. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out. the debates help make this race a dead heat. >> the president who created this image in some voters that was kno
today. president obama was in new hampshire which has only four electoral votes but with such a close race, those votes could make a difference. mitt romney was in florida which began early voting today and he held rallies in three florida cities telling supporters it's time for a change. >> the supporters of the president has this chant. i like ten more days better. ten moreties and you'll be step -- >> ten moredays and you'll be stepping into a voting booth. >> with hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast, both campaigns have been forced to change their travel schedule. romney scrapped a trip to virginia tomorrow. instead he'll head to ohio. the president pushed the trip to florida to sunday night to beat the storm. >>> and speaking of hurricane sandy, it is now the second largest hurricane in the atlantic since hurricane lily in 1988. several governors along the east coast are declaring states of emergency and also usualing people to -- urging people to move inland. cbs reporter randall pinkston is on coney island with what people can do. >> reporter: there's no term as frank
by bush, carried out by obama and in 2025 automobiles will have 54 miles per gallon if it continue to be enacted. as a matter of fact, romney said he would not, but the savings are just enormous. so it is that, assault weapon, obviously the desert bill, the tahoe bill, and the wetlands in san francisco bay. i get such a kick, phil, when i fly in at what used to be dominant orange ponds at the south end of the bay, is salt ponds, now turning green with wetlands. and i think, you know, i had something to do with this. i put that deal together. >> if you had to vote to take back, which would it be? >> it would be iraq. and i will tell you why. i was on intelligence. i read the classified report twice, the big report. i read the white paper twice. the unclassified report. i listened to speeches by dick cheney, by george bush. i saw the secretary of state come out before the security council of the united nations and say this vile contains biological weapons from mobile biological laps in iraq and i believed them and i believed the intelligence and i voted to go to war
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